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How to reset thermal over load relay

Computer turns on then turns its self right back off after the acer screen comes on.i took out the battery and drained the power then hooked the ac power supply back to the pc without the battery in the unit but still the same results. turns on for a few seconds and right after the acer screen pops up it shuts back off.

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Are there any error messages on the screen?
It could be a software problem or overheating. To isolate the problem, then try the following:

1. Restart the computer and tap F8 until you see the options to boot to safe mode.
2. Highlight safe mode using the arrow keys and hit enter.
If it goes in without any problem, then do a system restore.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore
Select a restore point. Make sure that it's a date when you had no problem yet.
If the computer does not go into safe mode, then it's a sure overheating issue. It just need some cleaning. Bring it to a technician to make sure that there are no defects with its fans.

If you have any questions, please drop me a line.

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Posted on May 07, 2013

Testimonial: "The fan starts up and the sytem makes it to the recovery manager screen then turns itself back off."

  • jonathan abney May 07, 2013

    the fan starts up and the system makes to the system manager screen then shuts off.



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